President Mustafa Urges UN Action in Response to Assad Regime’s Humiliation of People Being Displaced From Ghouta

The Assad regime forces executed a number of civilians, including a woman in the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta as heavy bombardment targeted the outskirts of the town of Douma. Local activists said that pro-regime militants had executed four civilians, including a woman, and kidnapped women in the towns of Kafarbatna and Saqba following the withdrawal of rebel fighters to northern Syria. President of the Syrian Coalition Abdulrahman Mustafa said that civilians who decided to stay in their destroyed areas than to be displaced are being subjected to revenge killings by the Assad regime’s militias. Information coming from eastern Ghouta … Continue reading President Mustafa Urges UN Action in Response to Assad Regime’s Humiliation of People Being Displaced From Ghouta

Independent Study Accusing UN of Involvement in Killing & Starvation of Syrian Civilians

A study prepared by an independent Syrian studies center accused the United Nations of involvement in the humanitarian tragedy affecting various areas across Syria and that has already resulted in the deaths of dozens of civilians of hunger and lack of medical supplies. The study said that the United Nations bears primary responsibility for forcing Syrian civilians to leave their areas or agree to humiliating so-called reconciliation deals with the Assad regime. The study, which was published on the website of the Al-Jisr TV channel on Thursday, said that the failure to enforce the humanitarian provisions of UN resolutions led … Continue reading Independent Study Accusing UN of Involvement in Killing & Starvation of Syrian Civilians

Hakim Urges UN to Turn Words into Deeds by Holding Assad Accountable

Nazir al-Hakim, Secretary-General of the Syrian Coalition, called on the United Nations to turn its words into deeds and to achieve justice in Syria by holding Bashar al-Assad and all war criminals who committed war crimes and crimes against humanity accountable. Hakim said that the latest remarks by the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres have been repeated numerous times without taking any action to achieve tangible change or deter the war criminals. “We hope that these words will be turned into deeds and will not remain mere threats.” Hakim stressed that the diplomatic approach has proved ineffective as the Assad regime … Continue reading Hakim Urges UN to Turn Words into Deeds by Holding Assad Accountable

Egypt’s Morsi faces slow death from torture

Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi attends a trial session in Cairo, Egypt on 26 February 2017 Former Egyptian president, Dr Mohamed Morsi, could die a slow death from torture if he continues to be denied medical attention. Dr Maha Azzam, President of the Egyptian Revolutionary Council, told MEMO today that the denial of medication to Dr Morsi constitutes a form of torture and urged the international community to intervene urgently to ensure his safety and well-being. Dr Azzam explained that torture is systematic in the Egyptian prison system, responsibility for which must be taken by the current Egyptian regime. Dr Morsi, who is diabetic … Continue reading Egypt’s Morsi faces slow death from torture

Syrian Coalition Official: Mass Forced Displacement is War Crime & Russia is Directly Complicit

An official in the Syrian Coalition said that the mass forced displacement taking place in the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta is a “war crime” as he condemned Russian’s major role in these crimes. Secretary of the political committee Mohammed Yahya Maktabi said that regime forces, the Iranian militias, and Russian air force are killing civilians, targeting popular markets, residential areas and public facilities and bombing hospitals, medical centers, and rescue workers. Maktabi pointed out the Assad regime’s onslaught on eastern Ghouta was clearly aimed at the mass forced displacement of its local residents to change the demographic landscape in … Continue reading Syrian Coalition Official: Mass Forced Displacement is War Crime & Russia is Directly Complicit

Syrian Coalition Calls on Int’l Community to Hold Russia & Assad Regime Accountable for their Crimes

The Syrian Coalition called upon the UN Security Council, the UN General Assembly and all other international organizations and bodies take the necessary measures to protect civilians, put an end to Russia, Iran, and Assad regime’s crimes and holding them accountable. In a press release issued on Thursday, the Coalition condemned the brutal massacre warplanes of the Russian occupation committed in rural Idlib on Wednesday. The massacre claimed the lives of at least 22 civilians, including 16 children and three women who were killed when Russian jets deliberately bombed an underground shelter in the village of Kafar Batikh where civilians … Continue reading Syrian Coalition Calls on Int’l Community to Hold Russia & Assad Regime Accountable for their Crimes

Syrians Around the World Commemorate 7th Anniversary of Syrian Revolution

Syrians at home and abroad commemorated the seventh anniversary of the Syrian revolution which began in March 2011, vowing they would carry on with the struggle against the Assad regime until they fully regain their rights to freedom and dignity. Syrian activists held sit-ins in the liberated areas as well as in neighboring countries and some European capitals. The celebrations will continue until Sunday, March 18. The Syrian Coalition said that “the Syrian revolution enters its eighth year with greater determination to carry on with the revolution until victory and the establishment of a civil democratic, pluralistic state as well … Continue reading Syrians Around the World Commemorate 7th Anniversary of Syrian Revolution